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Small Agate Cup, Presumably Italy, 19th Century. Estimated 1,800.00 €. Not sold. Photo Auctionata

This exquisite small cup is crafted of agate. The crystallization is veined in brown and amber shades, which is reddish-brown in the translucent light. Agate is a microcrystalline variety of the mineral quartz. The rhythmic crystallization is created when the pretty streaky drawing. On a slightly deducted foot with baluster shaft rises up bowl with whistling in the lower half and slightly out swinging lip.

The agate cup is in very good condition with small restoration at the rim of the shaft. The cup is 6.2 cm in diameter and 12.2 cm in height. ™

Auctionata. Cabinet of Curiosities. Dec 9, 2014, 12 pm EST, Berlin.